Kicked to the Curb: Ugly Law Then and Now
|Location:||Warren Room, 295 Boalt Hall
Friday, November 30, 2012
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Susan Schweik, Professor, Department of English, Associate Dean, Arts
"Kicked to the Curb: Ugly Law Then and Now"
Jonathan Simon, Adrian A. Kragen Professor of Law, responding
Friday, November 30
11:00 - 12:30 pm
Warren Room, 295 Boalt Hall
School of Law
In this talk, Professor Schweik will examine the city of Portland's
sidewalk ordinance. She will discuss its relation to historical Ugly
Laws, its framing of disability rights and homeless rights as
antithetical, and an alternative history posed by the concrete utopia of
Susan Schweik is Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities and a recipient
of the Chancellor's Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence. A
former Presidential Chair in Undergraduate Education for Disability
Studies at U.C. Berkeley, she has been involved with the development of
disability studies at Berkeley for fifteen years. She was co-coordinator
of the Ed Roberts Fellowships in Disability Studies post-doctoral
program at Berkeley (coordinated by the Institute for Urban and Regional
Development). She is a recipient of Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching
Award. Her proudest honor is the name sign given to her by students at
Gallaudet: see youtube.com/watch?v=r430KOg_nt8&feature=youtu.be&hd=1.
For copies of the paper, please email Sean Hill, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsor: Law and Humanities Initiative at Berkeley Law